The picked on a detail, re going to church which, in my view, irrelevant because there are various denominations in the Christian world which have all historically stemmed from the Roman Catholic Church during the last 2,000 years, and there are Christians who have an opinion from reading the Scripture and have a different interpretation than what is regarded as the mainstream one, or what certain Churches profess. There are who have beliefs closer to Gnostic ones which were the cause of hot debates in the 4th . The official position as stated in academic theology is that Christianity is either Inclusive, Exclusive, or Pluralist. This relates to whether a Christian accepts or not the Revelation of the Scripture, particulary the New Testament. If they take the Exclusive position it means they only accept the revelation of the scripture and it is implied that it is the interpretation of the Church. If they take the Inclusive position it means they view the revelation of other religions as being preparatory to the ultimate revelation of the Christian scripture. This is to do with dogma and should be regarded as from what Jesus Christ might have taught during his life on Earth. The Dogma is something apart from the Scriptures which can be interpreted in an exoteric or esoteric way. The Churches have claimed that the Priests know better and they dictate to you what to believe. The position, that of pluralism is one in which the individual believes all revelations have the same value, and there is but One God and many cultures and traditions. It leads to a better interfaith dialogue. It is strange that in a culture that wants itself culturally or politically correct a Judge argues that a Christian is to his faith only if he, or she, attends church! The argument here for a person who studies the Scripture is that Christ taught the crowds how to pray to their in Heaven. The evidence is in the Sermon on the Mount. There were no churches for the Jewish communities in Jesus’ time and these communities are referred to with the Greek as Ekklesia. There was but a messianic movement led by Jesus’ brother James in those days, and the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls have called for a of beliefs.